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Dozens more demonstrators killed in Burma/Myanmar on Armed Forces Day


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Wilts20

 Of course the contrast between Bristol here and Burma over there is vast. There, a bullet in the head, here arrest, court and decent treatment for breaking the law.

Poor people.

https://apnews.com/article/aung-san-suu-kyi-min-aung-hlaing-myanmar-5bd5fd1e20adc5c5e16a0bb2a3db3102 

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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — As Myanmar’s military celebrated the annual Armed Forces Day holiday with a parade Saturday in the country’s capital, soldiers and police elsewhere reportedly killed dozens of people as they suppressed protests in the deadliest bloodletting since last month’s coup.

A count issued by an independent researcher in Yangon who has been compiling near-real time death tolls put the total by 9 p.m. at 100, spread over more than two dozen cities and towns. The online news site Myanmar Now earlier reported the death toll had reached 91.

(I've put this in foreign policing news as the Security Forces are heavily implicated). 

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Radman

What was it Thomas Jefferson said about the tree of liberty needing refreshing every once in awhile? 🤔

Freedom is very seldom given away, it tends to be paid for with a very high butchers bill - when it comes to places like Myanmar/Burma sometimes the only thing the people have left to do is rise against those who are oppressing them and meet force with force. 

You can't rely on the UN or the international community to come in and save you, that has never really been an option. 

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Equin0x
2 hours ago, Radman said:

What was it Thomas Jefferson said about the tree of liberty needing refreshing every once in awhile? 🤔

Freedom is very seldom given away, it tends to be paid for with a very high butchers bill - when it comes to places like Myanmar/Burma sometimes the only thing the people have left to do is rise against those who are oppressing them and meet force with force. 

You can't rely on the UN or the international community to come in and save you, that has never really been an option. 

So do you think anti lockdown protesters in this country have a right to "meet force with force" if they feel they are being oppressed?

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Zulu 22
1 hour ago, Equin0x said:

So do you think anti lockdown protesters in this country have a right to "meet force with force" if they feel they are being oppressed?

No, the "Woke" rag tag Protest about anything brigade should think themselves lucky that we live in a Democracy.  The Lockdown demonstrators in this country should face reality instead of their own little worlds. They should think of the whole of Society. Strange how on all these demonstrations the "Socialist Workers" placards are in abundance. You know those that do not generally work and have the time and the benefit budgets.

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Father Jack
3 hours ago, Equin0x said:

So do you think anti lockdown protesters in this country have a right to "meet force with force" if they feel they are being oppressed?

I think you and they mistake inconvenience for oppression.🤦

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Radman
16 hours ago, Equin0x said:

So do you think anti lockdown protesters in this country have a right to "meet force with force" if they feel they are being oppressed?

Do you think anti lock down protesters are being gunned downed in the street with their civil democracy suspended for a military junta? 

No. 

Some people in the UK do not know what real oppression or a police state actually looks like, yet they kid themselves that they are living in one. 

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Wilts20
23 hours ago, Equin0x said:

So do you think anti lockdown protesters in this country have a right to "meet force with force" if they feel they are being oppressed?

You are entirely missing the point of the comparisons here. The fact that they do - or can - riot, demonstrate and protest without being tortured or shot to death, surely shows that there is no oppression? 

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Zulu 22
On 29/03/2021 at 16:20, Equin0x said:

So do you think anti lockdown protesters in this country have a right to "meet force with force" if they feel they are being oppressed?

How stupid is that comment?  With a question like that do you expect anyone to take you seriously. 

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Equin0x
8 hours ago, Radman said:

Do you think anti lock down protesters are being gunned downed in the street with their civil democracy suspended for a military junta? 

No. 

Some people in the UK do not know what real oppression or a police state actually looks like, yet they kid themselves that they are living in one. 

I think there are valid comparisons. Protesters here might not be getting gunned down in the streets thank goodness, but large swathes of our democracy and liberties have been suspended for over a year without, in my opinion, appropriate safeguards. So I do think there's a bit of irony.

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Radman
4 hours ago, Equin0x said:

I think there are valid comparisons.

To a regime that removed democracy and imposed a military junta that shoots protestors openly on the street? You believe that can be compared to modern day Britain?

Do you realise how out of touch you sound? Out of interest have you actually done much travelling?

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Protesters here might not be getting gunned down in the streets

No they arent.

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 but large swathes of our democracy and liberties have been suspended for over a year without, in my opinion, appropriate safeguards. So I do think there's a bit of irony.

Safeguards from what? Even if you're arrested in the street for protesting or not following COVID what is the very worse that will happen to you? A fine, maybe?

The courts often don't put burglars in prison anymore... Just what kind of country do you think you're living in? 

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SD
20 hours ago, Equin0x said:

I think there are valid comparisons. Protesters here might not be getting gunned down in the streets thank goodness, but large swathes of our democracy and liberties have been suspended for over a year without, in my opinion, appropriate safeguards. So I do think there's a bit of irony.

Then vote the government out when you get the opportunity to do so. You know, like in a democratic society.

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Radman
31 minutes ago, SD said:

Then vote the government out when you get the opportunity to do so. You know, like in a democratic society.

What are you talking about SD? We don't get a democratic vote in this country... We're just like Burma/Myanmar... 🙄

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Zulu 22
2 hours ago, Radman said:

What are you talking about SD? We don't get a democratic vote in this country... We're just like Burma/Myanmar... 🙄

Well you are free to exercise your democratic right and go to Myanmar but, I net you don't. If Equinox did they would certainly have their eyes opened.

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